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Used as a medicinal plant with ginseng-like qualities.
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(Withania somnifera SOLANACEAE)
This member of the Solanaceae (tomato family) is from India. While it is easy to grow, it does not do well in cool, wet conditions. Medicinal: The roots are harvested in the Fall after frost. Used in Ayurvedic medicine as a ginseng-like, strengthening tonic, primarily for weakness and exhaustion.
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Height:||24 to 36 inches|
|Diameter:||9 to 12 inches|
|Propagation / Germination:||Easy to grow, but prefers warm growing conditions.|
|Spacing:||12 inches apart|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.